Former Ohio Co. Coach Enters Plea

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A former high school basketball coach in western Kentucky has pleaded guilty to unlawful transaction with a minor.

The Messenger-Inquirer reports Nathan E. Phelps, who coached girls' basketball at Ohio County High School in 2010 when he was accused by police of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl, entered the plea Thursday. The agreement calls for him to be on probation for two years.

Originally, Phelps faced a felony charge of first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, illegal sex act, victim under age 16. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor.

In addition to probation, Phelps must receive psychological counseling and cannot work at a school without getting permission from the Commonwealth Attorney's office.

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